this blog officially turns one year old today! exactly a year ago, i decided to open up a blog that would work as a personal journal. i started to feature people, odd things, magazines, books, events that i've visited, and places that i've been to. no idea that it will soon be a travel blog. it was only when i featured our travel to Mt. Pinatubo that gave me the idea of featuring my travel experience of the places that i've been to.among my first readers from the philippines were wence of "biyahengpinoy", earvin aka carrot prince, arlene of "my life's a-musings", laura from denmark, brad alcogoodwin from australia, and ariele from france.
i'll dedicate this post in thanking the many good friends who visits this blog.
lawstude - my best travel blogger bud. thank you for the friendship and the tandem travels that we've had. from the first island adventure in Capones to the magnificent mountains of Dingalan.
oggie - thank you for the friendship. you have been a good inspiration in blogging as you are a good example of a person who recognize importance of the many blessings that we recieve in life. a humble person. i'll never forget the way you welcomed me during ferdz' photo exhibit. keep blogging. keep inspiring us with your photos.
ferdz - thank you for the short tips that you gave during your exhibit. i'm always impressed with your works.
erick - thank you for the friendship and for the inviting me at the rox backpacking event. i'm looking forward for a tandem trip this year.
doc rio - one of the first people that i met unintentionally during the philippine blog awards last year. i was surprised when they recognized me there. she is one of the friendliest blogger i've met. thank you doc! i still owe you that burger, pink ranger.
lalaine - who i also met during the Philippine Blog Awards as she was with doc rio. she convinced us to stay there for the raffle that led me to winning three magazines. thank you for the friendship.
redlan - i don't know how i can thank you. you've been generous from my stay there in iloilo until now. thank you for the online tips, for the book that i won thru your blog, for the travel souvenirs, for the delicious spare ribs at Bourbons, and for the overnight accommodation in iloilo.
demoie - thank you for the time during the iloilo meet. good luck on the projects of qubeworx. i know it will be successful.
allan - one of the best outdoor photographer that i know. thank you for inviting me to the indios experience photo exhibit. looking forward to work with you next year.
wence - one of the first reader of this blog. thank you for the tips.
byahilo - another new friend in the blogosphere. looking forward to work with you if the project progress. good luck on your new career.
rayts - thanks for the special thoughts shared thru your blog. keep blogging.
estan - thanks for sharing the beautiful photos and for inviting me on the photo exhibit.
sidney - thank you for the time spent and for giving me the chance to know more about you. featuring you soon here. we're always eager to see your photos.
ifoundme - our short time together in bacolod was something i'll never forget. as you let me ate all the crsipy kangkong and extra delicious scallops. above all, thank you for the friendship.
phivos - thank you very much for featruing my post in your blog and you patiently translated it to greek. i also appreciate the christmas greetings around the world.
em - even if you're in canada, it seems that we're just few miles apart. thank you for the friendship.
beero - thank you for arranging the plan of meeting with doc rio and lalaine, sad though i was not able to join.
atticus - for the new friendship and i'm looking forward to work with you as soon as the plan goes on.
eye - hopefully we'll get to work with you soon. thank you for the interest.
honeylin - thank you for reading almost all the posts in the archives. i may not have replied it but i have read it all. thank you! thank you!
kegler - thanks for the updates on promos of flights and for sharing further your travel experiences and plans.
joy - thru your comments, you always re-confirm that our country is beautiful.
jasper - thank you for the short visits yet still witty.
maya - for the appreciation of this blog to the point of sharing it to your husband and friends. thank you.
alicesg - for sharing me some of your experience of filipinos there. i really appreciate that.
eastcoastlife - thank you for loving the philippines and the people. hope that we get to see you here.
eunice - thanking you ahead as you will soon feature the philippines in your blog.
bengbeng - thank you for the tips and i'm looking forward to visit your country soon.
nanaybelen - definitely loved by many because of the motherlytouch of her blog. thank you po.
rachel - who i met at the philippine blog awards. thank you for the short yet very valuable time there. enjoy your time with yohan.
acey - i will never forget the painting that you did for me. thank you very much.
greg - thank you for the special poster that featured my blog and for the appreciation of this blog.
karen - who communicates to me thru email. thank you for sharing your everyday experience of your family.
blogusvox - thank you for the personalized christmas greetings. thank you for sharing the experiences of filipinos in the middle east.
dyosa - for finding the bantayan guide helpful. im glad it helped you.
special thanks to the people who allowed me to feature them on my online interview section; sir howie severino, sir gabe mercado, manix abrera, sunshine plata, sir pol medina jr.and sir alexander lacson.
to the many blogger friends who visit this blog. thank you very much!
richard, rebecca, vic, gizelle, ewik, tutubi, the islander, spool artist, shionge, reena, grace, pia, paui, pao, olan, nyl, miss iggy, ice, millie, mike avenue, ia, meikah, layrayski, madbong, major tom, kingdaddyrich, lance, carlota, josh, jinjiruks, jayashkal, r-yo, gillboard, everlito, equilibrium, ely, dylan, dodong, dennis, dencio, darkhorse, cza, dakilang islander, cyndirellaz, chyng, mitz, steven que, caryn, bw, bryan the 1st, jericho, blue rose, bert loi, barry, aethen, asian traveler, arkhe, allyou, aline, ailee, abou, anna, aquamarine, aisha, bong, luna, hilda, merce, nina, judayski, raft3r, mimi, myslykemeeh, panaderos, mangyan, ms donna, nepithithyron, lyzius, photo cache, kosa, shawie, bwzone, toe, kc, viker and abaniko.
to my new blogger friends within the country; bryan, mel, pusang-gala, joshmarie, sheng, mars, vanny, miong, bid yan, and dyosa, hoping to meet you soon.
plus new blogger friends across asia and the world; eunice, eastcoastlife, alicesg, victor, bengbeng, borneofalcon, eki, uncleawang, napaboaniya, dede, stanley, bipolar, tikno, selerines, rajesh, eel wind, luke, sandy, sandy&dick, tr3nta, tink, sandpiper, helena, rob, pietro, l.reis, jm, joops, emily, and carver.
to scud, planisphere, and theonoski who i know personally. thanks you. thank you.
special thanks also to the 42 blogger friends who subscribed to this blog last year. ice, janette, kegler, antoine, aisha, alicesg, rachel, luisa, luke, eki, sandpiper, luna, lance, hilda, em, rebecca, lawstude, vic, merce, judayski, ailee, jm, ely, josh, pusang-gala, annay, maus, honey, helena, aquamarine, fjordz, ms donna, myslykemeeh, phivos, uncleawang, mel, mars, borneo, joe, bert loi, bong, and reena.
to God who is above and beyond anything else. without Him, this blog is non-sense.
Happy New Year to everyone!
>>>as a way to thank you, i'll be giving out travel magazines in the next post.